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Notice to Readers: Update: Changes to MMWR Continuing Education Data Management System

MMWR Recommendations and Reports first published a Continuing Education (CE) component on October 16, 1998. Since then, eight additional CE programs have been published in MMWR Recommendations and Reports to provide continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE), and continuing education unit (CEU) credits for physicians, nurses, and other health-care professionals at no cost to the user. Approximately 35,000 examinations have been submitted in print or electronically by MMWR readers. Because of the unexpectedly large response to the program, reviewing print examinations and mailing certificates to MMWR readers have been delayed.

To address the backlog in processing previously submitted examinations, and to effectively manage a program of this size, MMWR has installed a new examination management system. The new system speeds processing of examinations submitted by mail and allows the user to complete tests and receive credit through the World-Wide Web ( To reduce the costs of this free service, MMWR readers are encouraged to use the online examinations. The new system will require prior users of the online system to re-register. Users who registered and took examinations online before October 21, 1999, will not be able to view their complete transcripts until the old database is merged with the new database, which should be completed by January 2000. Questions concerning the change should be sent by e-mail to the continuing education coordinator at

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